It’s July 26, with 101 days left before the opening of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE for short). As the 100-day countdown is approaching, the Qingpu District has signed an agreement on overall strategic cooperation with the Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai (CPIT Shanghai for short), in order to center on the construction of “five centers” and outstanding global city in Shanghai and make full use of in-depth cooperation in many fields and multiple levels of both sides to promote resources sharing and advantages complementation. All this aims to help promote to build the district into the gateway of outward services of Shanghai and the comprehensive node city of integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta. Presided over by Yu Xufeng, Standing Member of the CPC District Committee and Deputy District Governor, the signing ceremony was attended by Zhao Huiqin, Chief of the CPC District Committee, Yang Jianrong, Chief of Party Group and President of the CPIT Shanghai, Xia Kejia, Deputy Chief of the CPC District Committee and District Governor, Yu Chen and Gu Chunting, both Member of Party Group and Vice President of the CPIT Shanghai, Ni Xiangjun, Deputy District Governor, and other officials.
In her speech, Zhao pointed out that as a “non-governmental economic ambassador”, the CPIT Shanghai has centered on the national diplomacy and the strategy of foreign economic and trade development in the new era in recent years to actively carry out activities to promote foreign trade and investment, playing an important role in terms of the promotion of trade and investment, the operation of industry chain of the CIIE and the legal services of commercial issues, to name a few. In particular, the district should learn from the specialization and marketization of the CPIT Shanghai and its affiliated enterprises in the field of exhibition and convention. Recently held, the Plenary of the CPC District Committee has made it clear that the district should comprehensively improve its urban capacity, accelerate to construct the Gate of Shanghai, and turn itself into an open door of inclusion, an innovative door with limitless vitality, a service door to pursue excellence, and a cultural door of refinement and solemnity. After signing contracts with the CPIT Shanghai and the National Exhibition and Convention Center, the district should cherish the excellent opportunity, take the initiative in connection and services, and jointly create a more high-quality and efficient international trading environment and business atmosphere.
Yang said in his speech that our country is actively promoting strategies of the “B&R Initiatives”, the Yangtze River Economic Belt and integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta. The CPC Municipal Committee and the Municipal Government stress the need to overall upgrade the urban capacity and core competitiveness, speed up the construction of 8 new highlands, and play a leading role in promoting the Yangtze River Delta to achieve the integrated development with higher quality. The district has great opportunities and will certainly harvest great achievements. The CIIE will provide a good opportunity for the district to undertake the functions of the Shanghai International Trade Center and the Capital of International Exhibition. The CPIT Shanghai will actively play its role in promoting trade, and discuss the practical measures to promote trade and investment about the construction of an international trade center. The CPIT Shanghai will promote the overseas business institutions, enterprises and the work platform of the World Trade Centers Association to settle in the district, and promote to carry out exchanges of trade and investment activities in the district, providing legal arbitration and dispute resolution services of commercial issues for enterprises in the district.
At the signing ceremony, Xia and Yang signed the Agreement on Overall Strategic Cooperation between the Qingpu District People’s Government of Shanghai and the Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai (CPIT Shanghai). Gu Lianyun, Chair of Directorate of Shanghai West Hongqiao Business Development Co., Ltd., and Gu Chunting, Chair of Directorate of Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd., signed the Cooperation Agreement between Shanghai West Hongqiao Business Development Co., Ltd and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd.